That SD slot on the MacBook Pro? Not just for digital cameras... [TUAW]

but is there enough physical device bandwidth to run an OS off of a SD card?

via The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) by Megan Lavey on 6/10/09

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Hard Mac reports on a newly released Apple Knowledge Base article that reveals this nice little tidbit about the new MacBook Pro's SD slot. Not only can you use it to dump pictures off your digital camera, but you can use it as a boot disk if need be. The article also reveals:
  • You can use the thinner MultiMediaCards with the SD slot. Cards that have a thickness or surfaces that exceed 2.1mm should not be used.
  • You can use standard SD cards (4MB to 4GB) and SDHC (4-32GB) cards in the slot. MiniSD, MicroSD, MiniSDHC and MicroSDHC can also be used with adapters.
  • The SD slot will work with cards that exceed 32GB
  • SD cards with the exFAT file system will not be read, will need to be reformatted as a FAT32
  • SD cards are read as USB storage devices
  • To use the SD card as a startup volume, change the default partition table to GUID and format the card to use the Mac OS Extended file format
  • SDIO (Secure Digital Input Output) cards will not be recognized
  • The SD card slot will work with Boot Camp for both Windows XP and Windows Vista.
[Via Macworld]

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